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A cup of tea costs wife her life

June 07, 2006, NEW DELHI:

A husband in India's eastern Bihar state bludgeoned his wife to death because she could not make him a cup of tea, a news report said yesterday.

Anil Singh, 32, murdered his wife Reena Devi, 26, in a village in Katihar district some 230km east of state capital Patna, police told the IANS news agency.
"The woman expressed her helplessness as there was no tea or sugar in their home at that time," a police official was quoted by the news agency as saying.

This angered Singh, who hit her on the head with a thick piece of wood, leading to her instant death. Police have launched a hunt for Singh, who disappeared.